Bolton to Manchester by train
Travelling from Bolton to Manchester by train
Fast trains from Bolton to Manchester take around 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 16 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bolton and Manchester.
1. Are there direct trains from Bolton to Manchester?
Direct trains from Bolton to Manchester have been found.
We usually find around 90 direct trains on the route from Bolton to Manchester every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 114 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Bolton to Manchester?
The Bolton to Manchester train travel time is normally about 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Bolton to Manchester train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Manchester is usually scheduled to depart Bolton around 04:30 and the last train is around 22:05.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bolton around 04:35, and the last at 00:22.
What's the Bolton to Manchester train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Bolton to Manchester are $5.59, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $5, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Bolton to Manchester train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bolton to Manchester by train.
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Which train companies operate between Bolton and Manchester?
More than one train company operates on the route from Bolton to Manchester, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First TransPennine Express
- Northern Rail
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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